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"Just as ruthless and indifferent to the rule of law as his predecessor." Ouch. [View all]

"Boyle argues that the administration has been "successful in spinning the number of civilian casualties" because it has reportedly begun counting all military-age men in the strike zone as militants unless the administration has clear evidence to the contrary, the Guardian reports. As a result, the standards the US uses to select targets has been "gradual(ly) loosening."

He continues:

The consequences can be seen in the targeting of mosques or funeral processions that kill non-combatants and tear at the social fabric of the regions where they occur. No one really knows the number of deaths caused by drones in these distant, sometimes ungoverned, lands.

The use of drones by the US has increased dramatically during the Obama administration, with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimating that US forces have conducted 307 deadly drone strikes in Pakistan alone since Obama took office four years ago."
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/07-5

It's not a good thing when a former adviser unfavorably compares you to Bush. But then again, given Obama's use of drones, drones and more drones the world over, I can see why he made the unfavorable comparison. Obama is killing innocents daily, in our name. If this was Bush carrying out these atrocities, we would have been screaming for his head long ago. But since it is a president with a D behind his name, the sound of silence is deafening.

When are you going to wake up? When are you going to speak up?

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